University of Alabama at Birmingham Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks better than only 30% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks better than only 48% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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University of Alabama at Birmingham's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at University of Alabama at Birmingham

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Alabama at Birmingham's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at University of Alabama at Birmingham to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for UAB Bachelor's Degrees

UAB ranks higher than 30% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 57% $25,000 $49,990 57%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 36% Not Reported $44,356 36%
Anthropology 90% $22,750 $32,925 90%
Biology, General 42% $24,731 $27,907 42%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 1% $26,892 $33,993 1%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 57% $25,500 $44,495 57%
Business/Managerial Economics 7% Not Reported $33,281 7%
Chemistry 33% $24,250 $35,060 33%
Civil Engineering 16% $25,500 $55,964 16%
Communication and Media Studies 37% $21,500 $31,547 37%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49% $25,500 $57,318 49%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 35% $25,500 $33,077 35%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 31% $25,632 $21,052 31%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 57% $26,122 $72,134 57%
English Language and Literature, General 60% $21,325 $30,949 60%
Finance and Financial Management Services 17% $27,250 $41,342 17%
Fine and Studio Arts 9% $24,798 $19,358 9%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 38% $26,000 $38,289 38%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 22% $40,664 $26,353 22%
History 31% $25,000 $27,536 31%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 49% $25,000 $32,569 49%
Management Information Systems and Services 42% $27,500 $52,420 42%
Marketing 18% $23,834 $36,344 18%
Materials Engineering 20% $27,000 $59,124 20%
Mathematics 21% $25,250 $36,848 21%
Mechanical Engineering 43% $23,371 $64,493 43%
Political Science and Government 21% $20,500 $29,685 21%
Psychology, General 45% $21,500 $29,374 45%
Public Health 10% $24,000 $26,739 10%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 14% $19,500 $53,916 14%
Social Sciences, Other 34% $13,346 $31,133 34%
Social Work 30% $22,250 $29,866 30%
Sociology 43% $31,000 $31,581 43%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 25% $25,500 $32,678 25%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 6% $22,500 $28,515 6%

Salary Scores for UAB Master's Degrees

UAB ranks higher than 44% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 41% $34,028 $59,834 41%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 58% $108,560 $99,702 58%
Biology, General 17% $30,182 $18,154 17%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 43% $30,624 $67,202 43%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 36% $52,673 $54,910 36%
Communication and Media Studies 12% Not Reported $34,704 12%
Educational Administration and Supervision 48% $24,000 $55,693 48%
Engineering, General 56% $34,166 $90,334 56%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 81% $41,000 $91,274 81%
Management Information Systems and Services 51% $41,000 $78,896 51%
Nutrition Sciences 31% Not Reported $45,794 31%
Public Administration 23% $40,848 $45,852 23%
Public Health 47% $30,496 $53,537 47%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 37% $41,000 $92,804 37%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 81% $56,000 $66,969 81%
Special Education and Teaching 23% $37,695 $44,418 23%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 11% $59,450 $36,221 11%
Systems Science and Theory 92% Not Reported $97,071 92%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 27% $35,250 $42,347 27%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 27% $30,750 $44,468 27%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 43% $11,651 $46,018 43%

Salary Scores for UAB Doctoral Degrees

UAB ranks higher than 34% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Dentistry 80% $210,474 $124,271 80%
Educational Administration and Supervision 65% Not Reported $90,146 65%
Medicine 11% $163,078 $52,941 11%
Optometry 34% $159,723 $97,313 34%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 58% $47,833 $120,762 58%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 44% $81,934 $69,785 44%

Salary Scores for UAB Certificates

UAB ranks higher than 39% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 39% Not Reported $24,532 39%

University of Alabama at Birmingham Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Brittany Fair 12/27/2019

What I liked most about the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Alternative Master's Program in Elementary Education is the realistic job outlook that the professors provided for us teacher candidates. To illustrate, during the first year of the program, I learned an immense amount about the theorists in education, hands-on and inquiry-based instructional strategies to keep children engaged, and the importance of building autonomy in children. It is crucial for students to comprehend how to construct their... Read More

C Greene 9/18/2019

Nice campus with a closeby local scene. Great health and wellness services. They're able to refer students to the Dept of Psychiatry so they're able to fill prescriptions. The local groups and dorms really try to keep students involved and theres always a festival or something cool going on. Nice food options. Definitely the place to go for a medical degree